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•Re: Files owned in a filesystem

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 31, 2002 at 15:50 UTC ( #170749=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Files owned in a filesystem

That should be lstat instead of stat, or else you'll count a symlinked file's size multiple times.

And actually, you should use (lstat)[12], which accounts properly for holey files and indirect blocks, to give you a number like du instead of like adding up a bunch of ls -l values.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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